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authorHiroki Sato <hrs@FreeBSD.org>2009-04-26 08:29:35 +0000
committerHiroki Sato <hrs@FreeBSD.org>2009-04-26 08:29:35 +0000
commit5b37f4de454e0b8d2115e8dbd2e0b0d771f8f5b9 (patch)
parent45e294f9854cc1225bfc62956dc9e1874740d6fb (diff)
Update release notes:
amd64 KVA space to 6GB, variable reference in loader(8) script fixed, debug.batt.batt_sleep_ms added, snd_au88x0(4) removed, typo in igb(4) hw.igb.ave_latency fixed, gvinum plex access permission issue fixed, du(1) -l flag added, "netstat -m -N foo" issue fixed, and wc(1) -L flag added. Approved by: re (implicit)
Notes: svn path=/releng/7.2/; revision=191515
1 files changed, 47 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/relnotes/article.sgml b/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/relnotes/article.sgml
index ec41c6354717..ad0f32cd0269 100644
--- a/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/relnotes/article.sgml
+++ b/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/relnotes/article.sgml
@@ -208,7 +208,13 @@
<sect2 id="kernel">
<title>Kernel Changes</title>
- <para>&os; DTrace subsystem now supports a probe for process execution.</para>
+ <para>The &os; DTrace subsystem now supports a probe for
+ process execution.</para>
+ <para arch="amd64">The &os; kernel virtual address space has
+ been increased to 6GB and the ceiling on the kmem map size
+ to 3.6GB. Note that the ceiling as a fraction of the kernel
+ map size rather than an absolute quantity.</para>
<sect3 id="boot">
<title>Boot Loader Changes</title>
@@ -219,11 +225,23 @@
<para>The &man.loader.8; is now able to obtain DHCP options
via &man.kenv.2; variables in the case of network boot.</para>
+ <para>A bug in the &man.loader.8; has been fixed. Now the
+ following line works as expected:</para>
+ <programlisting>loader_conf_files="<replaceable>foo</replaceable> <replaceable>bar</replaceable> ${<replaceable>variable</replaceable>}"</programlisting>
<sect3 id="proc">
<title>Hardware Support</title>
+ <para>The &man.acpi.4; subsystem now supports a &man.sysctl.8;
+ variable <varname>debug.batt.batt_sleep_ms</varname>. On
+ some laptops with smart batteries, enabling battery
+ monitoring software causes keystrokes from &man.atkbd.4; to
+ be lost. This sysctl variable adds a delay in millisecond
+ to the status checking code as a workaround.</para>
<para>The &man.cpuctl.4; driver, which provides a special
device <filename>/dev/cpuctl</filename> as an interface to
the system CPU and functionality to retrieve CPUID
@@ -242,6 +260,10 @@
chips, XGI V3XE/V5/V8, and Intel i915 chipsets has been
+ <para>The snd_au88x0(4) driver for Aureal Vortex
+ 1/2/Advantage PCI has been removed because this was
+ broken for a long time.</para>
<para>The &man.snd.hda.4; driver has been updated. Changes
include: multiple codec per HDA bus, multiple functional
groups per codec, multiple audio devices per functional
@@ -264,6 +286,10 @@
<para>The ciphy(4) driver now supports Vitesse VSC8211
+ <para>A bug in &man.igb.4; driver which prevents a tunable
+ <varname>hw.igb.ave_latency</varname> from working has
+ been fixed.</para>
<para>The &man.jme.4; driver now supports newer JMicron
JMC250/JMC260 revisions.</para>
@@ -290,6 +316,12 @@
<para>The &man.ata.4; driver now supports Marvell PATA M88SX6121.</para>
+ <para>An issue in the &man.gvinum.8; with access permissions
+ to underlying disks used by a gvinum plex has been fixed.
+ If the plex is a raid5 plex and is being written to, parity data might
+ have to be read from the underlying disks, requiring them to be opened for
+ reading as well as writing.</para>
<para>The &man.mmc.4; and &man.mmcsd.4; driver now support MMC
and SDHC cards, high speed timing, wide bus, and multiblock
@@ -315,6 +347,10 @@
<para>The &man.config.8; utility now supports
multiple <varname>makeoption</varname> lines.</para>
+ <para>The &man.du.1; utility now supports an <option>-l</option>
+ flag. When specified, the &man.du.1; counts a file with
+ multiple hard links as multiple different files.</para>
<para>The &man.fetch.1; utility now supports an
<option>-i</option> flag which supports If-Modified-Since HTTP
@@ -331,6 +367,12 @@
messages for a NAT rule even when a <option>-q</option> flag
is specified.</para>
+ <para>A bug in the &man.netstat.1; utility has been fixed. It
+ crashed with the following options in the previous
+ versions:</para>
+ <screen>&prompt.user; netstat -m -N foo</screen>
<para>The &man.powerd.8; program has been improved. Changes
include reasonable CPU load estimation on SMP systems and a
new mode named as <literal>hiadaptive</literal> for AC-powered
@@ -341,6 +383,10 @@
<para>The &man.strndup.3; function has been added.</para>
+ <para>The &man.wc.1; utility now supports an <option>-L</option>
+ flag to output the number of characters in the longest input
+ line.</para>
<para>A bug in the &man.rpc.yppasswdd.8; program which leaves a
zombie process when a password or default shell is changed has
been fixed.</para>